Human Resources Manager Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Human Resources Managers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 299,440 Human Resources Managers currently employed in the United States.
  • 67.5% of all Human Resources Managers are women, while 28.9% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Human Resources Manager is 46 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Human Resources Managers is White (64.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (15.5%) and Black or African American (11.2%).
  • The majority of Human Resources Managers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Human Resources Managers are paid an average annual salary of $80,699.
  • Human Resources Managers average starting salary is $53,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Human Resources Managers earn as much as $120,000 or more.
  • 13% of all Human Resources Managers are LGBT.
  • Human Resources Managers are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.

Human Resources Manager Statistics By Gender

Among Human Resources Managers, 67.5% of them are women compared to 28.9% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 67.5%
  • Male, 28.9%
  • Unknown, 3.6%
GenderPercentages
Female67.5%
Male28.9%
Unknown3.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Human Resources Manager

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$85,726
female-income
Female Income
$80,542

Human Resources Manager Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the Human Resources Manager position over time.

Male
Female
52%
46%
41%
35%
30%
24%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
YearMaleFemale
201045.25%54.75%
201145.66%54.34%
201244.24%55.76%
201345.82%54.18%
201446.73%53.27%
201545.75%54.25%
201644.64%55.36%
201744.40%55.60%
201847.20%52.80%
201929.95%70.05%

Human Resources Manager Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Plant Superintendent and Maintenance Director have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job TitleMaleFemale
Executive Assistant/Human Resources9%88%
Office Manager Of Human Resources13%84%
Business Office Manager15%81%
Human Resources Manager29%68%
General Road Foreman93%3%
Maintenance Director93%4%
Plant Superintendent93%3%

Human Resources Manager Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Human Resources Managers is White, which makes up 64.9% of all Human Resources Managers. Comparatively, there are 15.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 64.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.6%
  • Black or African American, 11.2%
  • Asian, 6.1%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Human Resources Manager RacePercentages
White64.9%
Hispanic or Latino15.6%
Black or African American11.2%
Asian6.1%
Unknown1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.4%

Human Resources Manager Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Human Resources Managers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201064.88%11.70%5.71%15.81%
201165.32%11.66%5.37%15.61%
201263.86%12.63%5.36%16.17%
201364.48%11.71%6.33%15.61%
201465.00%11.58%5.61%15.54%
201564.05%11.92%6.78%14.62%
201663.34%10.55%6.81%16.62%
201764.00%10.86%6.21%16.52%
201862.28%10.15%7.01%17.89%
201964.94%11.22%6.05%15.55%

Human Resources Manager Wage Gap By Race

Asian Human Resources Managers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Human Resources Managers have the lowest average salary at $77,475.
$90,000
$87,000
$84,000
$81,000
$78,000
$75,000
White
Black or African American
Asian
Unknown
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
White$83,826
Black or African American$77,475
Asian$87,747
Unknown$85,213
Hispanic or Latino$81,410

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Average Age of a Human Resources Manager

We determined the average age of Human Resources Managers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Asian44.543.5
Black or African American4747
Hispanic or Latino4243.5
Unknown38
White4848

Human Resources Manager Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Human Resources Manager employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Human Resources Managers is 40+ years old, which represents 72% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Human Resources Manager YearsPercentages
20-30 years3%
30-40 years25%
40+ years72%

Types of Human Resources Manager Degree Levels

Human Resources Manager Wage Gap By Education

Human Resources Managers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $92,375 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Human Resources Managers earn a median annual income of $80,542 compared to $73,459 for Human Resources Managers with an Associate degree.
$94,000
$90,000
$86,000
$82,000
$78,000
$74,000
$70,000
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
EducationSalary
Some College/ Associate Degree$73,459
Bachelor's Degree$80,542
Master's Degree$92,375

Human Resources Manager Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ Human Resources Managers. We found that the most common company type is Public. In addition, the industry that employs the most Human Resources Managers is the Retail industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Human Resources Managers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees0%
50 - 100 employees1%
100 - 500 employees3%
500 - 1,000 employees4%
1,000 - 10,000 employees21%
> 10,000 employees71%

The Types Of Companies Human Resources Manager Work In

Employees with the Human Resources Manager job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Human Resources Managers prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.

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Government

Public

Private

Education

Company TypePercentages
Government1%
Public65%
Private33%
Education1%

Top Industries Hiring Human Resources Managers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Human Resources Managers. Those industries include Retail, Manufacturing and Technology.

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Human Resources Manager Turnover And Employment Statistics

Human Resources Manager Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of Human Resources Managers changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearHuman Resources Manager Unemployment Rate
20105.17%
20114.96%
20124.35%
20134.18%
20143.89%
20152.86%
20162.73%
20172.61%
20182.40%
20192.75%

The Average Number of Years That Human Resources Manager Stay in a Job

By looking over 104,029 Human Resources Managers resumes, we figured out that the average Human Resources Manager enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year11%
1-2 years35%
3-4 years19%
5-7 years18%
8-10 years7%
11+ years11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Human Resources Managers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to Human Resources Managers.

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Job TitleLGBT
Validation Manager4.38%
Administrative Manager7.93%
Board Of Directors, Treasurer9.88%
Organizational Development Consultant11.44%
Materials Director11.62%
Technology Resource Manager12.30%
Human Resources Manager13.02%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Human Resources Managers

The most common foreign language among Human Resources Managers is Spanish at 62.7%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.2% and Portuguese is the third-most popular at 4.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.7%
  • French, 8.2%
  • Portuguese, 4.1%
  • German, 4.1%
  • Russian, 2.8%
  • Other, 18.1%
Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish62.7%
French8.2%
Portuguese4.1%
German4.1%
Russian2.8%
Other18.1%

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Where Do Human Resources Managers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where Human Resources Managers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Human Resources Managers Located?

By looking through more than 104,029 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Human Resources Managers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Human Resources Managers

Where Are Human Resources Managers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country Human Resources Managers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings